Jun 03, 2014 - Sale 2352

Sale 2352 - Lot 274

Price Realized: $ 18,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(BIRDS--EDWARD LEAR.) Two fine watercolors of Australian parrots, Brown's Parakeet (Northern Rosella), and male and female New Holland Parakeet (Cockatiel), after lithographs from Lear's Illustrations of the Family of Psittacidae. 445x300 mm and 480x300 mm, respectively; executed in watercolor, gouache, and graphite, heightened with gum arabic, on wove paper; Brown's Parakeet watermarked "JWhatman / Turkey Mill / 1831"; the Cockatiels moderately toned, both with a bit of mat stain at the edges. [England, circa 1831]

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Lear's monograph was issued in parts between 1830 and 1832.